[Fedora-livecd-list] Destructive behavior in --skipcopy option of livecd-iso-to-disk

Frederick Grose fgrose at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 14:52:13 UTC 2010

The --skipcopy option in livecd-iso-to-disk was implemented to aid testing
and boot configuration file recovery (see

I've found that it will overwrite both an existing persistent overlay and
home.img, if they exist.  This is unintentional destructive behavior.

While it may seem that one wouldn't ask for a new overlay or home folder
AND skipcopy--during the testing of scripts, this is a reasonable scenario.

I've filed a bug, https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=582051,
containing the attached skipcopy.patch.

Please review and advise me on how to proceed.

This is a piece of a project to enhance the livecd-iso-to-disk script for
the Sugar on a Stick customization kit project, but it has more general

Again, please see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=448030 and

I'm planning now to submit smaller change patches to make review easier.

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